On Sunday, September 5, Guinean special forces seized power in a coup, arresting president Alpha Conde and promising to change the political makeup of the West African country, according to the Al Jazeera news network and other global media sources.
There is relative peace in Conakry, the country’s capital, as citizens await the announcement of a new government.
The Alliance currently has approximately 15 U.S. personnel in country. All are reported to be safe as they lay low and await outcomes during newly imposed curfews.
- For the ongoing safety of Alliance workers, churches, and medical facilities and other ministry sites during the transition of power;
- That our workers will be able to remain in country without disruption to the important work they’ve been called to do;
- That new governmental powers will be hospitable to the national church and supportive of its ongoing ministries.